A Kettle of Fish

Welcome to Between the Lines, my writing and reviewing blog for the past few years which is now my author website too.

A Kettle of Fish, my debut novel, was officially launched on Oct 23rd by Thornberry Publishing and is available now on Amazon UK and Amazon USA in Kindle format. (And if you don’t have a Kindle you can now download a Kindle app for other platforms).

As from November, there’s a print edition too,  which can be ordered online via Feedaread (£7.99 +p&p) , Amazon UK (£8.99) or major bookshops quoting ISBN 9781781768624.

If you are a book reviewer, please contact me for a review copy. Otherwise I hope you’ll explore this site and visit the blog page for news, views and to leave your comments.

Thanks for visiting!

She’s running as fast as she can, but the past is catching up

 Ailsa has just left school and should be living it up on a summer trip, but her plans are scuppered by her needy and secretive mother Lorraine. In desperation she takes up with local fishmonger Ian. He’s good for her soul and her sex-life, but their future is blighted by the shadow of Ailsa’s absent father Tom, an art-teacher who left home after making the papers in the worst possible way. When Ian  blots his copy book and Lorraine is implicated in his treachery, Ailsa takes off for Edinburgh where Shane, a picture rights dealer with more than a touch of the night, is happy to provide a job and a bed. With him Ailsa lets go of her inhibitions, but can she let go of her past?
A Kettle of Fish moves from the East coast of Fife to the art galleries of Edinburgh, where Ailsa finds herself fishing for clues about Tom.

What reviewers say

‘A rollercoaster family drama’, ‘Harsh, gritty, lyrical’, ‘I couldn’t put it down.’

‘I loved loved loved this novel and would absolutely recommend you read it.’

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